Less than a fortnight after winning promotion back to the Welsh Premier, Prestatyn Town have lost one of the key players behind their Championship-winning season.
The club’s top scorer, Jordan Davies announced that he had decided to move on from the Seasiders despite being offered a new contract to stay on.
Davies (21) first emerged as an upcoming talent at Prestatyn when he scored four goals from 23 appearances during the ill-fated 2014-15 season which ended in relegation.
The start of this campaign saw him in such blistering form that it was no surprise he went onto claim the top scorer tag for both his club (28 goals from 31 games) and for the Huws Gray Alliance (27).
But with the league title all but sown up, Davies was notably absent for the last five games, including the 1-0 win over Gresford which crowned Prestatyn as champions. With his current contract expiring this summer, Davies decided he wouldn’t be staying around for the return of top-flight football at Bastion Gardens.
In a statement on social media, he said: ”At this moment in my career, both myself and the club agree that it is time for me to move on and enjoy a new challenge.”
While it’s an early blow to Prestatyn’s preparations, we may not have to go without Davies figuring in the WPL next season. According to some reports, Gap Connah’s Quay manager Andy Morrison has expressed particular interest in attracting the winger to Deeside, alongside several other clubs.
And while the first team continue to celebrate their achievements, the reserves team still have three games to go in the Welsh Alliance. On Saturday, they take on C0lwyn Bay at home followed by trips away to Llangefni Town on 29th April and Llanrug United on 1st May.